And 3 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions
Christmas and New Year party season is already gone!
Come January and significant percentage of people will make New Year’s resolutions, and nearly half of them will aim to lose weight or get in shape. By the end of February 80% will throw in the towel and return hopefully next January) 😊. That’s not me – it’s the statistics.
That’s is why this post will slightly differ from the rest you’ve read.
Of course, we will talk about outfits and fashion, but this time on top of that I’ll try to motivate you to actually keep the promises you gave to yourself 😉 in regard to sport.
My history with sports comes a long way and it never really stopped for more than a year (during my pregnancy). So, all I will say is grounded by experience and nothing else!
We all need motivation – above our desires and will – to go to the gym, to yoga class or run in the park. Motivation is driven by emotion and that can be positive in the short term. But in the long term, since motivation is based on emotion, it can’t last.
So, here are my 3 techniques to make you stick to your New Year’s fitness goals and actually achieve them!
Yep! Here is why:
In order to follow your resolutions, you must make them a habit. Easier said than done. To make a habit out of what you repeatedly do takes 21 days… This is probably right, as long as all you want to do is drink a glass of water after breakfast. Anything harder is likely to take longer to become a really strong habit, and, in the case of some activities, much longer. And it takes more than “willpower”.
I would say this is the most difficult part. To achieve it you need the only thing that would get you through this – discipline. It is the ability to do what is necessary when you least want to 😉.
Discipline takes practice and consistency – it means to push yourself to do (every now and then) even boring actions.
There are no shortcuts!!!
Do small steps each day and finally remember that discipline develops confidence and patience. Motivation only cannot do that.
Discipline builds consistency and consistency yields habits. It is those habits that will ultimately get you pass the process and drive success.
2. Do it for you
And this I really mean – do not make your resolutions fit to some social “standard”. Do it for yourself, not for some photo or somebody on social media– only then you will have the long-term effect.
And on that I totally live by and execute whenever I feel lack of motivation and energy. And believe me – for my extra long experience with sports it has happened many times.
One easy, yet overlooked, way to get you hit the gym, is by putting on workout clothes you actually like.
When you feel good, your mindset shifts to a place where self-care becomes more important to you. You should always feel 100 percent comfortable and supported in your workout outfits.
So, in moments like this I need a new pair of leggings, or a t-shirt or even a fancy hair band to make me move my ‘ss again for the sake of my physical and mental health. Now, with an amazing fusion of fashion and function, active wear has become more appealing in terms of designs and colors.
So, put on your trainers and let’s do this:
- High waist leggings paired with crop tops or sports bras;
- Printed leggings – retro, animal print, floral or khaki;
- Loose yoga top over a colorful sports bra & pants;
- Leggings & top with boyfriend hoodie or zip front hoodie.
So, girls, stay healthy, stay positive and look stylish in everything you do!
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See ya in the gym! 🏋️♂️